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Windows Store App Development: C# and XAML by Pete Brown

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Preface

I’ve been programming for fun since seventh grade in 1984 and professionally since around 1991/1992. During that time, I’ve see a lot of change. In the ’80s, as the personal computer industry was trying to settle, there were dozens of completely incompatible (both software- and hardware-wise) computers available to the public. In my small group of friends, some owned Commodore 64s, some Commodore VIC-20s, a couple of Apple II variants, a TRS-80 or two, and a couple of others I can’t recall. My middle school (properly called a junior high school in Massachusetts) was equipped with some DEC VT-102 Robins, a handful of Commodore VIC-20s (with their disk drive on a serial A/B switch to share between different computers), and a number of ...

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